2018/09 The Jehovah’s Witnesses One of the most prevalent religious sects active in our province today is the self-styled Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW). They are active in 240 lands with a claimed 120,053 congregations. As of 2017, they had 8,457,107 active members. Their yearly “Memorial of Christ’s Death” was attended by 20,175,477 people last year,
2018/09 Dare to be Different September is a month of change for our young people. For some, it is the start of a new term at school or university, while for others it is the start of a new place of training or moving into the world of work. All this change can be overwhelming.
2018/07 The Drugs Problem Humanly speaking, man is unable to solve the drugs dilemma. This is because man fails to address the core issue - the real problem. The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart. The problem of drug use in Northern Ireland has become an increasing concern. A decade ago
2018/07 The Protestant at the Mass - Should I Attend or Not? This is a question that arises from time to time. A Roman Catholic whom we know through work, social connections or family links passes away and we ask, “Should I attend the funeral mass? Would it be rude if I do not attend?
2018/01 A Fresh Start He who wanders from God will never be truly happy until he gets right with God. The hustle and bustle of Christmas and the New Year are over for another year, and it’s time to look forward to what 2018 has in store. Of course the start of a year brings
2017/11 Testimony vs Reputation What sort of a reputation do you have? What sort of a testimony do you have? Maybe you think I am asking the same question by just using different words? Well, testimony and reputation are two very different concepts; while they have similarities, yet there are also distinct differences. A reputation,
2017/09 Martin Luther and Christian Education For you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, and it is hard to reform old sinners, but it is easy to train and bend young trees. Martin Luther recognised the importance of establishing Christian schools as part of the work of Reformation. It is sometimes forgotten that the
2017/09 Watch Your Walk we need to take care to check our lives and clear them of any rubbish (sin). An amazing number of gadgets allows us to monitor our levels of daily exercise and keep a check on the food we consume. These ‘health monitors’ – such as ‘Fitbit’, Apple watches, and smart watches
2017/07 The Boy Martyr of Brentwood Young Christian, don’t be ashamed to take your stand for the Lord. Don’t allow youth to prevent you standing for the cause of Christ. Sometimes we think that many of the great men and women of the past were well advanced in years. As you read of the great
2017/05 The Truth About Transgender Sin is always sin, no matter how you describe it or dress it up. In modern society it is impossible to read a newspaper, or listen to the news, without meeting the acronym ‘LGBT’. It covers a range of so-called lifestyles, all of which are contrary to the nature and